June 4, 2008: Compromise needed for bridge repair

To The Editor: I am writing on behalf of the proposed eminent domain issues being faced by one of our area’s businesses. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 08:00 PM

June 4, 2008: Turn it over to the developers

To The Editor: In rebuttal to the recent speculation of Ms. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: School issues brought to light

To The Editor: I would like to respond to Diana Misner’s letter concerning problems with public schools. I have heard nearly the same kind of things from virtually every parent that I have talked to about education. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: What next for Dry Brook speeders?

To The Editor: It is well known that speeding is a problem on Dry Brook Road in Arkville.? For years there have been many complaints to the Delaware County Sheriff and the state police about the chronic speeding on Dry Brook. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: Running amok in Fleischmanns

To The Editor: You thought Communism was all but dead, but it is alive and well here in Fleischmanns where the politburo (aka the village board) is pursuing some demented version of the collective good by trampling on individual rights. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: More care needed for bridge issue

To The Editor: I am responding to Julia Green’s article “Halcottsville bridge plans stir troubled waters” in the April 16 to April 22 edition. My husband and I purchased a home in Margaretville two years ago. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Fleischmanns issue is not reality

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Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Great pride in Belleayre Mountain

To The Editor: I recently returned to Belleayre Mountain for the first time in 18 years. I first skied the Old Peekamoose Trail in December of 1931, almost two decades before the ski center was built. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Eureka! Wind company lies complete

To The Editor: I have to admit, I must give Invenergy an A for consistency. They are persistent in their efforts to hide health and safety information from the residents of Roxbury and Stamford. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Think about it when casting your vote

To The Editor: Nobody enjoys paying school taxes, and for those who don’t have children in the system, it must be particularly painful. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: What's happening with education?

To The Editor: I have recently run into some problems with my child’s education. I have tried going through all the right outlets to handle the matter. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Buy locally to stimulate businesses

To The Editor: The federal government has announced that tax rebates are now being distributed. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Economic summit important to region

To The Editor: In many circles, talk revolves around what people can do to stimulate the local economy. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Donations welcome for cancer fight

To The Editor: On Sunday, June 8, my four-year-old daughter, Kathryn, and I will be participating in the 21st annual American Cancer Society GWB Challenge alongside my family and other participants in Fort Lee, New Jersey. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

April 23, 2008: Binnekill stream is ready to go dry

To The Editor: By the time you read this, the Binnekill stream in Margaretville will be drying up again. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Who's the keeper of our environment?

To The Editor: You have waited all week for this. You have your fish pole in one hand and your tackle box in the other and you head down the bank to your boat. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Traumatized by shooting photo

To The Editor: Since my move to the area three-and-a-half years ago, I have enjoyed the return to “small town” life. I grew up on a farm in Ohio. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Dismayed over bridge controversy

To The Editor: It was dismaying to read of the conflict between the Town of Middletown and the owners of Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm, Jim and Susan Kelly. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Great honor

¬†  To The Editor:  Since it was virtually impossible to thank all the people that attended the Belleayre Mountain Hall of Fame Ceremony on my behalf on April 5, I would like to do so at this time.  More...

Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Needs reasons

¬†  To The Editor:  The Village of Fleischmanns is proposing to erect a water tower. More...

Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Happy trails

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Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Make or break

  To the Editor:  More...

Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Worth the effort

To The Editor: I recently read that 250 people in Grand Gorge signed a negative petition against the proposed intersection safety project and understand it was circulated and signed before the DOT representatives gave their three-hour presentation at More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Blind Eye

To The Editor: On March 19 at the Roxbury Planning Board meeting, I asked the planning board to ask a question of the engineer from Labella. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Forgotten periods

To The Editor: I just wanted to say how delighted I was to read Bill Birns’ column regarding the indigenous groups that once inhabited this area seasonally.  I am an archaeologist teaching and working on my Ph.D. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

June 4, 2008: It will not do -- school is responsible

To The Editor: Brian Sweeney’s editorial about the recent incident with second-graders at MCS contained some inaccurate statements. More...

Posted 6/3/2008 08:00 PM

Submit your Letter to the Editor

You can now submit your Letters to the Editor via the web site. Please use the Letter to the Editor form. We look forward to hearing from you. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: Clearing the record on controversy

To The Editor: In a letter in last week, Achilles Stefanis gave the impression that the MARK Group made promises that were not based in reality and drew conclusions from comments made by Village Trustee Fred Woller, that the MARK Group had acted on b More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: Support needed for Phoenicia efforts

To The Editor: Since 2003, the Phriends of Phoenicia has been a small group of volunteers dedicated to Main Street beautification in Phoenicia. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: Belleayre is an unfair competitor

To The Editor: In the May 14 letters section we were offered a nostalgic trip by a sincere traveler down memory lane, who, as it turns out, is a stout supporter of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: Bike danger, great hospital treatment

To The Editor: On Saturday we had a bike accident at the railway crossing on Route 30, and while we’re both in pain, we’re grateful to so many people in our community. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 21, 2008: Editorial: Lessons learned from the incident

By Brian Sweeney The news last week that seven second-graders at Margaretville Central School were plotting to attack one of their classmates was difficult to digest. Unfortunately, in this day and age, the reports did not come as a total shock. More...

Posted 5/20/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Impressions of the public meeting

To The Editor: Having gone to the meeting at BOCES on Saturday which was supposedly to get people’s impression on the environmental impact of the wind turbines that are proposed for the area, it must be said that the antiwind turbines people More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Great care at Margaretville Hospital

To The Editor: Approximately one month ago, I admitted my dad to Margaretville Memorial Hospital (MMH) for rehabilitation after three months of hospitalization in a downstate hospital. More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 14, 2008: Voting for OCS School Board matters

To The Editor: We are at a critical juncture in the future of the Onteora Central School District, and unless voters in all the communities respond on Election Day, May 20, our children, taxpayers and communities will suffer a terrible and irreversi More...

Posted 5/13/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Equal results for more pupil spending

To The Editor: According the US Census, New York ranks number one in the amount that school districts spend on their students.?According to the Business Council of New York, the average amount spent in New York State per student was $14,119. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: High expectations for board position

To The Editor: It is my pleasure to introduce myself as Tara Neeham-Poniros for a candidate for the Roxbury School Board. Let me start off by saying that I am the best candidate for the job, and I am ready to serve. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

May 7, 2008: Help for senior prom is appreciated

To The Editor: On April 9 the Onteora High School Life Skills class and members of Onteora DECA prepared for and hosted a Senior Citizens’ Prom at Al’s Restaurant in Phoenicia. More...

Posted 5/6/2008 08:00 PM

April 23, 2008: Be fair in news coverage of events

To The Editor: As I read the article about the Halcottsville Bridge I realized that not all the facts were added to your story of what happened on the night of the town meeting. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 23, 2008: Think carefully about local history

To The Editor: I read with alarm in the Catskill Mountain News about the plans of the Delaware County Department of Transportation for the replacement of the bridge adjacent to Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm Bed & Breakfast in Halcottsvil More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Many helped with church fund-raiser

To The Editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Trivia Challenge a big success! Major thanks to our sponsors: Miller’s Drug Store, Wilber National Bank and Vly Mtn Spring Water. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Typical hysteria clouds tax issues

To The Editor: At the April 7 meeting of the Shandaken Town Board, a resolution to create an Empire Zone met with what has unfortunately become typical hysteria. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 30, 2008: Village water tower plans are a sham

To The Editor: At the Fleischmanns April 21 Village Board meeting, the village failed to demonstrate convincing arguments, concerning the proposed project to erect a 320,000 gallon, 35-foot-high water storage tank. More...

Posted 4/29/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Bad idea

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Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Life savers

¬†  To The Editor:  I‚Äôd like to say thanks to everyone that supported my son. Those of you who have met him know how special and full of life he is just by looking into his big brown eyes.¬†  More...

Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 16, 2008: Tax breaks

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Posted 4/15/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Truly wonderful

To The Editor: In nearly 20 years of living here, I have never written a letter to the Catskill Mountain News. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Be very careful

To The Editor: In recent months, some area landowners have received oil and gas leases that give a drilling company the right to enter upon the property and drill for oil or gas. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 9, 2008: Dirty pool

To The Editor: Americans need to have an honest discussion about security. Sadly, “Defense of Democracies” has been airing a scare tactic ad targeting U.S. Representative freshmen, including Kirsten Gillibrand. More...

Posted 4/8/2008 08:00 PM

April 2, 2008: Feel compelled

To The Editor: Wow, I never planned to write this letter, as I didn’t want to sound like sour grapes. In light of the attitudes of the two write-in candidates who won, I felt compelled. For Mr. Miller and Mr. More...

Posted 4/1/2008 08:00 PM